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Mobile app protection

Even though they are a relatively recent phenomenon, mobile apps became an inalienable part of our day-to-day experiences. The study of Newark-French already ten years ago found that consumers spend more time with mobile apps than on the web. Today, i ...

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IP strategies to protect new digital revenue models

A revenue model describes with which revenue sources a business pursues its financial income. Due to the digital transformation and industry 4.0 a variety of new revenue models become available and more popular. One example can be advertising-based re ...

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Worldwide patent surge in assistive technologies: Best practice industry cases in IP-Management at Thyssenkrupp and B. Braun

The ageing of societies leads to a higher number of elderly people requiring some kind of assistive technology. Assistive technology comprises all technologies which support persons with disability in their daily lives. This includes technologies from ...

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Reform of the German Patent Act: What are the changes for injunctive relief?

A topic that has generated considerable debate, without a court case being involved, is the planned reform of the German Patent Act and, above all, the right to injunctive relief as provided by the Act. Pressure to amend the statutory right to injunct ...

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Trumpf and Heraeus AMLOY: Two IP strategy pros team up for industrial 3D printing of amorphous metals

3D printing is primarily a digital technology, and as such one of the key drivers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The challenges of the digital economy of the 21st century in the context of the fourth industrial revolution require a constant deve ...

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How to patent positions in digital business eco-systems: Umdasch Venture/Doka case in the construction industry

The building industry is a very traditional and conservative trade. To develop new digital business models the Umdasch Group founded Umdasch Group Ventures, which is an independent company next to the formwork company Doka with the purpose to develop ...

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Knowing where and how to look for IP coverage in CGL policies

IP Litigators Face Several Key Questions Litigating an Intellectual Property dispute raises important questions: When does an insurer have to pay for a defense? Who should notify insurers and when – and which insurers? What if the insurers all s ...

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Development of digital business models to make them patentable: The 6th module of the MIPLM

Advances in digital technologies have led to the emergence of new business models that potentially challenge the status quo of many industries. The business models of ventures such as Netflix or Tencent have already created measurable changes for thei ...

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Rittal is a showcase for industry 4.0: How to patent a digital twin?

Through consistent digitalization, Rittal achieves many goals that previously seemed hardly possible. The acceleration of processes in control and switchgear construction, the increase of profit margins, the reduction of personnel costs and the reduct ...

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Training at Erwin Hymer Group: How to protect app solutions with IP-design

The Erwin Hymer Group is a leading producer of premium recreational vehicles with around a quarter of the European market share in motorhomes, camper vans and caravans. Additionally to the vehicle producers also accessory specialists and rental and fi ...

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